A rustic stone and shingle exterior hides Northbrook’s elegant, spacious interior

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Shingles and stones blend harmoniously to give the estate-size Northbrook the look of a rustic lodge. Eye-catching Craftsman touches are seen in the window styling, the gable supports and posts, and in the tapered stone-veneer bases supporting those posts.

This plan is designed for a lot that slopes down on the right side, allowing for a daylight basement below.

Inside, the ambiance is far from rustic. Entering via the vaulted porch, you step into a wide foyer. An opening on the left leads into a spacious great room with a stepped ceiling and a wide fireplace. Windows fill most of the rear wall, and more light washes in through multipaned windows above the built-in cabinets flanking the fireplace.

A cased opening leads into the dining room, which is fully open to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors access a partially covered patio.

Counters, cabinets and appliances rim the kitchen’s perimeter, while a work island with a flush, gently curved conversation bar anchors the space. Notable kitchen features include a six-burner range, a large sink with a patio view, a prep sink and a beverage bar with an ice machine.

From the luxurious vaulted owners’ suite, double doors open onto a covered deck. Bathroom amenities include a spa or soaking tub, oversized shower, private toilet, and two basins. An exceptionally deep walk-in closet is next to the bathroom.

Stairs to the Northbrook’s daylight basement are to the right of the foyer. A comfortable family room is below, plus three more bedrooms, two bathrooms and a covered patio.

A mini-bathroom is also to the right of the stairs, along with a roomy pantry, and a mudroom/utility room with garage access. A study or sewing cubicle nestles into a wall niche there.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Northbrook 30-898, including floor plans, elevations, section, and artist’s conception, can be purchased for $25. Our home plan catalog, featuring more than 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by mail or phone. Add $5 s/h. Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.